Synonyms of spelling


1. spelling, orthography, writing system

usage: forming words with letters according to the principles underlying accepted usage


1. spell, spell out, recite

usage: orally recite the letters of or give the spelling of; "How do you spell this word?" "We had to spell out our names for the police officer"

2. spell, import, mean, intend

usage: indicate or signify; "I'm afraid this spells trouble!"

3. spell, write

usage: write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word); "He spelled the word wrong in this letter"

4. spell, take over, relieve

usage: relieve (someone) from work by taking a turn; "She spelled her husband at the wheel"

5. spell, hex, bewitch, glamour, witch, enchant, jinx

usage: place under a spell

6. spell, alternate, take turns

usage: take turns working; "the workers spell every four hours"

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